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Because everyone deserves a cartoon cheerleader.

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From my way back in time college illustration portfolio - Mother Goose and Puss in Boots

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Me in 1964 laughing at my father's silliness.

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“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued.

Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.”

-Anne Lamott

Things I need to work on:

Logging in food every day
Avoiding snacking when I get home from work
Developing an exercise program in addition to back stretches
Deep breathing, stress reduction
Continue taking charge of myself and what I need to do, and stop letting things "happen" to me.

Member Since: 1/5/2017

Fitness Minutes: 1,442

My Goals:
Have gone from 236 to 208. Would like to lose more. Used to weigh 138 - 145 when I was younger. I'm thinking 180 would be a reasonable goal for now.

My Program:
I went to a weight loss program through my local hospital's outreach. Helped me to jumpstart my diet. During this time, converted to a plant based diet. Love eating this way.

Personal Information:
I have a technical job with a science journal publisher
I love cooking and learning about nutrition
I try to eat healthy and almost entirely plant-based
I enjoy drawing, painting, writing and photography

Other Information:
I am an artist and I have a BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Arts
(and I need to spend more time being an artist and less time playing at being a chef)

I was told by my first grade teacher that I have quite a LUXURIOUS imagination, and
I try to maintain that and use it for good (and not against myself).

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.” ~ Adele Brookman

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    Take the time, even when it’s hard, especially when you don’t feel like it, to stop and look back to see how far you have come. Betsy Chasse
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    16 hours ago
    Thanks for checking on my blogs; the quilt is gone to another owner but the painting remains. It is an art school project done by my husband, the subject is a much younger me, lol. Not a masterpiece but huge sentimental value.
    1 day ago
    Wishing you a good week and the best for the X-Weighted Challenge. We can do it!

    Nancy (Phenomenal Phoenixes team)
    2 days ago
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    Don't let anyone tell YOU that YOU can't do something
    Don't let anyone tell YOU what YOU should be

    Don't let anyone tell YOU what's important and what's not.
    Don't let anyone force YOU into something.

    Don't let anyone decide YOUR fate.
    Don't let anyone fool YOU.

    But most importantly...Don't let anyone tell YOU
    who YOU should love and who YOU should not.

    YOU probably noticed all the "YOU's" were in caps.
    That's because only YOU should decide what's best for YOU.

    Don"t ever think that YOU are not doing your best this Challenge!
    If YOU work hard to reach YOUR goals, YOU are doing YOUR best.
    Don't ever let anyone stop YOU from doing YOUR best during Challenge #18

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    2 days ago
    .::: emoticon Here's to making 2019 Our year! .. emoticon for your comment on my "Can Old Habits Be Broke?" blog! … Have a great weekend and I enjoyed your thoughts too!
    3 days ago
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